Unless you have been living under a rock, you must know this year is all about elevated shirting. In short, stripes and the cotton shirt that looks anything but a classic shirt, you have been wearing with your jeans on your day off. This time now, the shirt is elevated, far from boring and way more fashionable.
THE ELEVATED COTTON SHIRT
The blue and white striped cotton shirt you might think as a boring piece of clothing. The one fit for your mother and not for you, finally got its makeover. It’s elevated, fresh and moreover the most fashionable piece of clothing you can wear day on day on the go.
Anyway, I’m not going to write about the everyday shirt in this blog post, as I write about it some time ago, in this post, in which I show you how to wear a classic shirt to make it look like it was updated.
Today is all about the striped shirt dress.
THE NEW SHIRT DRESS
I can’t think of any other dress that would be so simple, chic and so sexy as the striped shirt dress at the moment. You can’t deny there is something so attractive on this type of shirt or dress, whatever you prefer. I will go for a shirt, as I’m writing about the elevated shirting, after all.
I believe the winning allure of the shirt dress comes from the boyfriend’s shirt all the girls like to put on in the morning. Even though the boyfriend’s shirt is pretty basic, it makes any girl look amazing, not to say anything more. And so goes for the shirt dress. In the end, the shirt dress is merely a man’s shirt being labelled as a woman dress and sold at a price of a dress. A small tip, you can easily put on your boyfriend’s shirt, add a belt to it and claim you are wearing your new shirt dress.
Note to be taken. The emphasis is on adding a belt to the shirt dress. Or any other statement piece. A corset for example. Or anything else, actually. As long as your shirt dress looks elevated. Sure, you can go solo with your shirt dress. Well, as long as it is either striped or you wear it in a new way. Open, like a robe. Best when over the wide-leg trousers.
EARN THE FASHION STRIPES ON YOUR SHIRT DRESS
I decided to pull off the elevated shirting by going for the stripes, a metallic belt and a crop top, this time. And you know what? I think I earned those stripes on my striped shirt dress this time. I mean, look at this belt. Adding a metallic belt and creating a cross pattern to the stripes on my shirt dress was my best styling idea this season, don’t you think?
Ps. Check my Instagram to find how I added another twist to this look, by wearing my striped dress with another two fashion favourites of this season. Yes, I wore it with the coloured fishnet tights and white shoes. I will share more on how to recreate that style next Thursday (this Thursday is all about Paris Fashion Week my Paris street style).
HOW TO WEAR YOUR BOYFRIEND’S STRIPED SHIRT AS A SHIRT DRESS
As said, if you are one of those girls who love to borrow clothes from their boyfriends, you should wear his shirt as a shirt dress this season. Just make sure you grab his striped shirt this time.
As said before, there are many ways to wear the striped shirt dress now and look chic and fashionable while wearing it. Here are my favourite ones. Starting with the one, I went for this time.
3 WAYS TO STYLE THE SHIRT DRESS
- Make a cross pattern – add a belt or corset
You can do so either by adding a belt to your shirt dress or a corset.
- Wear the shirt dress with a crop top or a bra top
If you are willing to leave a stronger fashion statement, then wear a crop top, as I did. Over the striped shirt dress. Or even better, once for a change, reverse the order of your layers and let your striped shirt dress be the one under the bra this time.
- Unbutton your shirt dress.
Wear your shirt dress open as it was a robe. Over the striped wide-leg trousers or extremely ripped jeans.
ADOP MY STYLE AND LEARN HOW TO STYLE THE STRIPED SHIRT DRESS NOW
To make sure you don’t forget how to wear your boyfriend’s striped shirt as a shirt dress, the next time you borrow it from him, I’m sharing my cheat sheet with you. You can pin it to your Pinterest board or download it. Also, don’t forget to share it with your friend or five, that need some styling help or inspiration.
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In case you are wondering, I’m strolling in the centre of Ljubljana today. I’m walking all the way from Congress Square (Kongresni trg) to Slovene Avenue (Slovenska cesta).